By Press Staff
Former Portland girls basketball star Kelly Coleman scored her 1000th career point while leading top-seeded University of New England to a 58-43 victory over No. 8 Wentworth in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) quarterfinal-round game Tuesday at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford (Maine).
Coleman, a junior, knocked down a pair of free throws with 3:43 remaining to become the 22nd player in the history of the UNE women’s basketball program to reach the milestone.
Coleman, who led the Highlanders to the Class S state title in 2011, finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds to post her seventh double-double of the year and 16th of her career.
Valley Regional 43, Coginchaug 38 >> David Bradbury scored a game-high 18 points and Chris Jean-Pierre posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors Wednesday night at Deep River.
Jake Luster added 10 points and six assists for Valley (15-5).
Conor Doyle had 16 points and Devin Rodrigue posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (11-9).
Cromwell 84, Westbrook 57 >> Senior guard Jake Regula drained seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 29 points to lead the host Panthers last Monday night.
Josh Green had 19 points, Matt Turkington had 14 points, and Mike McNally added 13 points for Cromwell (16-2), which outscored the Knights, 43-21, in the second half.
Sam Grigo made six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points, while Cade Muckle had 19 points for Westbrook (18-2).
Middletown 58, Berlin 44 >> Brandon Simmons had a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Dragons Wednesday night at Berlin.
Antonio White had 17 points and Makai Hunter added seven assists and five steals for Middletown (14-6), which finished as co-champions of the CCC South with Bristol Central.
Brendan Vessichio had 18 points and Dom Nuzzo added 13 points for Berlin (7-13).
Portland 55, East Hampton 50 >> The Highlanders outscored the Bellringers 21-10 in the fourth quarter en route to a SLC win Wednesday night at East Hampton.
Brady Marconi poured in a game-high 23 points, Jose Rivera had 15 points and Cole Organzalek added nine points for Portland (4-15).
Matt Booth had 16 points and Matt Vasquenza chipped in 14 points for East Hampton (17-3).